Deputy Director of the Support Division

Biography

Brigadier General Jaroslav Schon

Brigadier General Jaroslav Schon

  • Date of Birth: 11 September 1962
  • Place of Birth: Moravska Trebova

Education:

  • 1977 - 1981
    Secondary Engineering School, Vsetin
  • 1982 - 1986
    University of Defence, Brno, military-engineering specialisations as follows: tracked and wheeled vehicles; and weaponry-ammunition
  • 2009
    Royal College of Defence Studies , London, UK

Professional Career:

  • 1986 - 1990
    Technical Group Officer, 11th Artillery Base, Jince
  • 1990 - 1991
    Head of Technical Group, 31st Artillery Base, Jemcina
  • 1991 - 1992
    Recovery Platoon Leader, 9th Repair and Maintenance Battalion, Tabor
  • 1992 - 1993
    Senior Officer – Exploitation and Maintenance Group, Armament and Technical Support Division, Western Military Corps, Tabor
  • 1993 - 1994
    Tracked Vehicles Repair and Maintenace Company Commander, 9th Repair and Maintenance Battalion, Tabor
  • 1994
    Battalion Deputy Commander for Armament, 9th Repair and Maintenance Battalion, Tabor
  • 1994 - 1999
    Head of Repair and Maintenance Management Group, 4th Support Battalion, Tabor
  • 1999 - 2001
    Head of Repair and Maintenance Management Group, 4th Logistics Battalion, Tabor
  • 2001 - 2003
    Deputy Commander, 4th Logistics Battalion, Havlickuv Brod
  • 2003 - 2004
    Commander, 4th Logistics Battalion, Havlickuv Brod
  • 2004 - 2005
    Branch Head of Logistics Planning, Logistics Division, Joint Forces HQ, Olomouc
  • 2005 - 2006
    Branch Head of Logistics Operational Planning, Logistics Division, Joint Forces HQ, Olomouc
  • 2006 - 2007
    Branch Head of Logistics Support Management, Logistics Division, Joint Forces HQ, Olomouc
  • 2007 - 2008
    Section Head of Logistics Support to Personnel and Real Estate, Logistics Division, Joint Forces HQ, Olomouc
  • 2009 - 2010
    Head of Logistics Division, Joint Forces HQ, Olomouc
  • 2010 - 2013
    Deputy Director of Logistics Development Section – Branch Head of Logistics Capabilities, Logistics Division, Ministry of Defence, Prague
  • 2013 - 2016
    Branch Head of Resources Management, SACT Representation Office to HQ/NATO, Brussels
  • 2016 - 2017
    Branch Head of Logistics Management, Logistics Agency, Stara Boleslav
  • 1 Oct. 2017
    Deputy Director, Support Division, Ministry of Defence, Prague
  • 28 Oct. 2018
    Promoted Brigadier General

Operational Deployments:

  • 2000
    CIMIC Tactical Support Team Leader, SFOR, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 2005 - 2006
    Assistant Chief of Staff G1/G4, HQ MNB (C), KFOR, Kosovo

Awards and Decorations:

  • Medal of Czech Minister of Defence for Service Abroad, Grade III
  • Czech Armed Forces Service Medal, Grade I - Ribbon XX.
  • Czech Armed Forces Service Medal, Grade I
  • Medal of Czech Minister of Defence for Service Abroad - KFOR, Grade III
  • Cross of Merrit of Czech Minister of Defence, Grade III
  • Non Article 5 NATO Medal Balkans
  • Honorary Badge of Merrit NATO RESPONSE FORCES - Grade I
  • Czech Armed Forces Service Medal, Grade II
  • Honorary Badge of Merrit "For Serving SFOR“

Languages:

  • English

Marital Status:

  • married, sons Martin and Michal

Hobbies:

  • white-water canoeing, cycling, sport-shooting

Updated: November 5, 2018